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Podcast List

Before they call

What would it be like to be in distress and not call for help?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-12-03

Loving mercy

Will those who do good things be saved? Or will those who are saved…do good things?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-11-26

Until that day

The Apostle Paul wanted persecuted Christians to know their suffering wouldn’t last forever, that one day Christ would return on the Day of the Lord. His words of encouragement are also for us as we live through uncertain times with certain hope.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-11-19

Again and again and again

Hearing many stories only once is not as good as hearing the same story many times.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-11-12

Times of mourning, times of blessing

We will all go through times of mourning. But for some, that grief is different because they have hope.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-11-05

What are people good for?

Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler reflects on Psalm 46 and the God Who is for us, our refuge and strength.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-10-29

Matching pace

Jesus is the Saviour Who walks beside us, at our pace, and teaches us to walk with others.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-10-22

Help the world rejoice

A choir of nuns, a lounge singer, and Psalm 80.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-10-15

Whatever and wherever, thank You, Lord

Learn why the 23rd Psalm gives us reasons to be thankful.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-10-08

The way through the maze

When life is like being lost in a bewildering maze, Jesus is our way out and our way through. Reflection on Psalm 25.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-10-01

High ground

When the waters rise and enemies attack, the high ground is the place of safety and security.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-09-24

Pure Michigan and the problem of praise

When does praise become a problem? Reflections on Psalm 103.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-09-17

Not just a formality

To receive forgiveness is a great gift and blessing. It’s not an afterthought.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-09-10


How the Bible’s Book of Psalms can provide a spiritual entryway into the presence of God.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-09-03

Raising the praise

Living in the echo of Easter, bringing the hope of Christ’s resurrection into the lives of those we meet.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-08-27

The latest polls

Some polls are made to measure popular opinion; others are meant to manipulate it.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-08-20

How well does Jesus know me?

The God who knows everything about you is also the God of grace who forgives on account of Christ.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-08-13

Who is Jesus?

Who is Jesus? Many answers and opinions are given, but only one leads to life, forgiveness, and salvation.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-08-06

If it seems slow, wait for it

Some ideas spread slowly. That doesn’t make them bad ideas.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-07-30

Pulling for others

When you have someone on your side, pulling for you, even though you don’t deserve it, that’s grace.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-07-23

Two mindsets

The Law of God is like a test and all who take it fail. The Gospel is the Good News that Jesus passed the test, in our place.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-07-16

Lean into the villain`s story

When we lean into a villain’s story, we might learn there’s more to them than villainy. We might also discover something about ourselves.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-07-09

Give me life

Finding life by losing it--for the sake of Christ.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-07-02

Tears, fire, and a song

Tears for a fallen world, the fire of determination to live for Christ in such a world, and the song of praise for all Christ has done to redeem the world.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-06-25

Just around the corner

Discover a place where God’s love is being poured out

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-06-18

Strength out of weakness

Our stories need not conceal our flaws and failings. Instead, they can reveal the grace of God at work in us.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-06-11

It`s all good - even when it`s not

Pastor John Nunes reflects on how God’s redeeming love for us enables us to love others.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-06-04

A timely invitation

The stream of water surging up from a natural spring is nothing compared to the rivers of living water Jesus gives to thirsty souls.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-05-28


Why the sons and daughters of a heavenly King live as sojourners and exiles.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-05-07

Bridge builders

The cross-shaped bridge that connects us to each other and to God.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-04-30

The man who will be King

Anticipation, preparation, and action are the traits that make great leaders—and great followers of Christ, the King of kings.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-04-23

Remembering Pastor Ken Klaus

“Because Christ has risen, you have a God who cares.” We remember the life and ministry of Pastor Ken Klaus.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-04-16

He is risen, indeed!

Jesus rising from the dead: a miracle. Believing Jesus rose from the dead: also a miracle.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-04-09

Hell: No one has to go there

Although it will be the “forever home” of those who wanted nothing to do with God, hell doesn’t have to be anyone’s inevitable destination. Sceptics and scoffers don’t take the threat of hell seriously, but Jesus did—and we should, too. We...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-04-02

Is God missing in action?

If God seems to be “missing in action,” what are we missing?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-03-26

Bad karma vs. Good Creator

We don’t always know why bad things happen. But with Jesus, we always look forward to how God will work good through it.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-03-19

Thirsting for life

Jesus gives living water to those who are spiritually dehydrated.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-03-12

An arresting encounter

A devoutly religious person has an arresting encounter with Jesus and learns what it means to be “born again."

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-03-05

It begins with who I am

The desert is a place of challenge and of testing. The desert places of our lives are like that, too.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-02-26

Table manners

Frequent family dinners are important but none more so than the gracious meal to which God invites His family, the Church.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-02-19

Shine like stars

Celebrity personas are known by more people than they could ever know in return. But Jesus already knows everybody. He knows you and can be known to you.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-02-12

Your time to shine

Light is necessary for life; God’s light, even more so.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-02-05

Hopelessly hopeful

In a World War II internment camp, author Langdon Gilkey experienced both hope and hopelessness. A story of faith lost and then redirected.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-01-29

Whatever you do

A look at our various callings in life and how they serve God and our neighbour.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-01-22

Gifts to share

A body of water becomes stagnant when there’s no outflow. The same could be said of us.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-01-15


Gratitude is more than good manners. It’s a way of seeing the world and how we relate to others.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-01-08

Out of Egypt

The life of Jesus parallels that of the people of Israel in the Old Testament, with an important difference: where they failed, He didn’t.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2023-01-01

A shoot from the stump

A tender sprout springs forth from the stump of a tree chopped down long ago— another way to see Christmas.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-12-25

Gestures of hope

Our works aren’t for saving the world. But they aren’t for nothing, either.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-12-18

Beauty we can`t see

Sometimes our need for God’s presence can be seen only when we’re shown what it looks like when He’s absent. Revealing God’s hidden beauty in the Bible’s book of Isaiah.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-12-11

Paradise restored

When people think of God—if they think of Him—they might say, “God is love.” But what about God’s wrath?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-12-04

Freshly fallen snow

The experience of beauty points to a promise beyond this broken world we see around us.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-11-27

Where it all comes together

All around us, we see division and discord. But there is a place where it all comes together.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-11-20

Still holding on

The day of God’s judgment will come like a wrecking ball to make way for God’s new creation.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-11-13

Barefoot saints

Moses heard God speak to him from a burning bush. Where do we hear Him?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-11-06

Give your brother a call

We respond to God’s forgiving love for us by reflecting that love to the people God put around us.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-10-30

He gets me

A close friend sees it like it is and tells it like it is. Just like God does.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-10-23

Look at me

God hears our cry for justice, not as an indifferent judge, but as our merciful Heavenly Father.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-10-16

Thankfulness, eh?

It’s only right to be thankful for what we have and what we are. The question is, to whom are we thankful?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-10-09

You’ve got it in you

Faith in Christ is something that’s in you, but you didn’t put it there.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-10-02

Take this personally

To someone going the wrong way down a one-way street, a word of warning is not a personal attack. It’s a call to turn around before it’s too late.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-09-25

Fresh start

What does the canning of a corrupt and incompetent accountant teach us about the undeserved mercy of God? Hear Jesus’ parable of the shrewd manager.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-09-18

Lost and found

The items in the “Lost and Found” box don’t know that they’re lost. Those who live apart from Christ are like that, too.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-09-11

Count the cost

There are many things said by Jesus that make Him a hard sell, but He didn’t come to be bought or sold by anyone. He came to buy back, to redeem, to take over. His mission wasn’t a merger of equals. It was a bailout of a failing business, a gracious...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-09-04

The vision we need

God grants us the vision to see what lies ahead, with hope, through faith in Christ.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-08-28

Facing the worst

Live without fear through faith in Christ.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-08-21

Everything is so expensive

Everything is so expensive! But do we really need everything? It’s tough not being able to afford the things we need, but it’s also bad if we’re never content with what we have and we think more things will make us happy.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-08-14

These are not our kind of people

Prejudice says, “These are not our kind of people.” Charity says, “These are all people for whom Christ died.”

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-08-07


So much of life is ephemeral—here today, then gone—like it was never even there. The Book of Ecclesiastes had a word for it: hebel, meaning vanity… vapor… a fleeting breath. Dr. Michael Zeigler contrasts life’s ephemeral nature with Christ’s...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-07-31

The broth of life

A nice hot bowl of soup is great comfort food. However, the unsatisfying stew of uncertainty we find in the Bible’s Book of Ecclesiastes is meant to make us uncomfortable and hungry for something more, something only Christ can deliver. That’s where...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-07-24

18 hours in the ocean

Does life seem more like a bowl of cherries—or a shipwreck?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-07-17

Power to enjoy

Good things are gifts from God and so is the power to enjoy them.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-07-10

Play the sunset

In business, value is determined through negotiation. However, God doesn’t work that way. Learn why God is a giver, not a negotiator.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-07-03

What’s on your playlist?

Hear how the Bible’s Book of Ecclesiastes provides perspective on life’s alternating seasons of joy and sadness, gain and loss, war and peace.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-06-19

God comes with a community

God wasn’t and isn’t a hermit. From eternity, God is the God of community and conversation.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-06-12

A place in the choir

Which is more important—the many or the one? To stand out or to blend in? Finding a place in the choir, this week on the Lutheran Hour.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-06-05

Imagine that

Put God’s Word together with faith and imagination and we have what is called hope.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-05-29

What the Bible is for

Five principles for listening to God’s Word that help us to understand what the Bible is about and what the Bible’s purpose is, this week on The Lutheran Hour.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-05-22

What the Bible is like

The Bible is like an encyclopaedia, a love letter, a self-help book, and a Good News article – but these comparisons all fall short.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-05-08

Three C’s of Christian witness

Competence, Conversation and Caring.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-05-01

Doubt, misplaced

If we ever doubt God’s love for us in Christ, we should doubt that doubt.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-04-24

Can I get a witness?

The rise of Christianity is both mathematical and miraculous.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-04-17

Drawn through the Cross

The cross has been depicted in religious art for centuries. You can draw a picture of the cross but what’s more important is how the cross draws you.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-04-10

This is the Feast

A costly and extravagant feast prepared by a master chef symbolizes the meal Christ serves to His people.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-04-03

What shall we do?

Why Christ’s resurrection means victory and not vengeance.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-03-27

Everything I have is yours

The prodigal son had a brother—and he was just as far from his forgiving father as was the prodigal. Dr. Michael Zeigler asks, which one describes you?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-03-20

No room for demons

The Bible doesn’t tell us why God allows evil to exist, but it does tell us what God has done and will do about it.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-03-13

One thing needful

Did you ever play with a toy called the Magic 8-Ball? You ask a question, give the Magic 8-Ball a shake, and it gives you the answer. Dr. Michael Zeigler asks, is that how we sometimes treat the Bible?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-03-06


Greatness is losing ourselves in the life of Jesus.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-02-27

Like riding a bike

It’s like learning to ride a bike—how God’s Word of Law and Gospel both reins us in and lifts us up when we fall.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-02-20

The unexpected

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of God.” Poverty is not a problem in God’s economy.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-02-13

How Christians can admire the Jewish Sabbath

Dr. Michael Zeigler says the Jewish practice of observing the Sabbath is like being in a long-distance relationship and explains why even Christians can admire that.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-02-06

It`s not the healthy

Dr. Michael Zeigler tells the story of a faithful pastor who lived by the simple belief that it’s not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-01-30


Words have power to catch the listener; God’s Word, even more so.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-01-23

Hazed and confused

Pride has been called the original sin, the one from which all the others flow. Dr. Michael Zeigler talks about the sin of spiritual pride and the devil’s pendant.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-01-16

Facing rejection

How does one deal with rejection? Push through it? Rise above it? Or start over? Facing rejection, finding acceptance, this week on The Lutheran Hour.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-01-09

Gospel power for personal patience

Those who wait for the Lord will renew their strength. But no one likes to wait! Hear God’s promises for impatient people.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2022-01-02

Rite of passage

Jesus, the Saviour Who goes with us through every stage of life.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-12-26

Charlie Brown Christmas tree

Authentic or artificial? That Christmas question goes beyond decorations, tinsel and aluminium evergreens.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-12-19

When you`re expecting

The season of Advent is about living in the middle of a story that is still unfolding, between what is already and what is yet to come.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-12-12

Because we belong

The world says, in order to belong, we must be useful. However, that’s not how God sees us.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-12-05

A response to the problem of evil

Why does God let evil happen? Will that question take us down the path of doubt or lead us to trust in God more deeply?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-11-28

Between now and eternity there is much to do

In Christ, God forgives our past and secures our future.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-11-21

Jesus keeps filling

In one way or another, we are all broken, cracked vessels. Life leaks out, but Jesus keeps filling.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-11-14

The father of Solomon, by Uriah`s wife

The story of King David and Bathsheba is a scandalous tale of adultery, treachery, and even murder. But it also shows God’s undeserved mercy for David—and for us.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-11-07

Not how, but who

Just about everyone has heard the story of David and Goliath. But if all they’ve heard is a lesson about overcoming obstacles, they’re missing the point. Dr. Michael Zeigler says it’s not so much about how to slay the metaphorical giants we face,...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-10-31

He will take it

God’s wrath and judgment within the bigger story of God’s love.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-10-24

Dead man, walking

The story of the prophet Samuel speaks of God’s love and grace, even though it sometimes makes us wonder about God’s way of doing things.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-10-17

Giving God our garbage

Everything belongs to God and there isn’t anything anyone could possibly give him that He doesn’t already have; and yet He desires our sins, shame and guilt that He might put them all on Jesus.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-10-10

Approval cannot equal love

How should Christians relate to neighbours who don’t share their beliefs? Dr. Michael Zeigler says the answer is neither isolation nor approval.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-10-03

Seek the welfare of the neighbourhood

We can start to make the world a better place by seeking the welfare of the neighbourhood into which God has placed us.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-09-26

Scrapped gifts

The work God gives us to do in this world has an unfinished quality about it. Hear how God saves our scraps and re-gifts them with Easter possibility.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-09-19

Who is my neighbour?

Learn how we can build a more hopeful neighbourhood by getting to know the people God has placed around us—our neighbours.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-09-12

Living, mighty, active faith

An elephant is a living, mighty, active thing. So is the faith of Jesus.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-09-05

Use what you’ve been given

We can resist temptation by using the “power tools” God provides: His Word and the shield of faith.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-08-29

Ephesians 5

When people write their own wedding vows nowadays, do they include words like “obey” or “submit?” Probably not. Should they? Dr. Dale Meyer helps modern ears to hear and understand an often-misunderstood biblical teaching about submission and...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-08-22

A sunny place for shady people

A sunny place for shady people: that’s one way of describing the Christian Church.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-08-15

Seeing the Saviour sore

What makes God angry? Sometimes, it’s when religion and religious people get in the way of those He wants to reach.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-08-08

Blowing in the wind

What do you know for sure? Pastor Ken Klaus points out the difference between popularly-held half-truths and the unchanging answers found in God’s Word.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-08-01

The Peace Child

Dr. Michael Zeigler shares a story about warring tribes and the peace which comes only through the giving of a son.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-07-25

The problem and promise of deathbed conversions

Is a last-minute conversion cause for joy or an insult to lifelong believers? Dr. Michael Zeigler explores both the problem and the promise of deathbed conversions.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-07-18

Inheritance as intended

An inheritance that’s more than places, property, and possessions—the inheritance God intended for His people.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-07-11

Clearly Christian: Scientific

Science looks for answers in the book of nature, but there are some answers beyond the reach of science.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-07-04

Clearly Christian: Judgemental

Some say Christians are too judgmental. But is the world at large any less critical?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-06-27

Clearly Christian: Spiritual

God is above all, but that doesn’t mean material “stuff” is somehow beneath Him. Christian spirituality involves a lot of material things, including bread and wine, water, and the everyday vocations of real live people.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-06-20

Clearly Christian: Good

Christianity is not about telling people how to be good. It’s about telling people how our good God declares us good on account of what Jesus has done for us.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-06-13

Out of the depths

When words fail us and we cry out from the depths, God gives us His word of promise that never fails.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-06-06

Before Kings

A proverb says the person who excels in their work will be noticed by kings. Dr. Michael Zeigler talks about the King who knows and took note of us before we did anything.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-05-30

Wisdom knows when

Does someone need to hear a word of rebuke or redemption? A message about harsh words, gentle answers, and the wisdom of God.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-05-23

Gain a heart of wisdom

A proverb is a little gem of distilled wisdom, such as “a penny saved is a penny earned” or “the early bird gets the worm.” Proverbs teach us how to live wisely, but God’s wisdom is life and it comes to us in the person of Jesus Christ.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-05-16


Why would a preacher get upset when people listen to the message and take it seriously?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-05-09

Laughed at

Speaking out against the prevailing culture might get you laughed at, but it could also produce repentance and bring about real change.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-05-02

Replace of Repair?

What do you do with broken stuff? Hear how God redeems and repurposes broken people.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-04-25

One greater than Mrs. McCallister

The story of Jonah and why it’s not so much about a fish or a whale as it is about God on a mission to get through to you.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-04-18

What it means to be a family

The family is where we learn to share, love, and care for each other. It’s also where we learn to forgive and be forgiven. The same goes for God’s family, the Church.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-04-11

Fear…like onions, you know?

What do Easter and Christ’s resurrection have to do with fear? And what does fear have to do with onions? Dr. Michael Zeigler explores both sides of fear and how fear relates to Christ’s resurrection. That and why he used to be afraid of onions....

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-04-04

Got you covered

When you’re in a pinch and you’re out of options and someone says to you, ‘I’ve got you covered,’ it’s good news.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-03-28

But He is strong

We might not see weakness as a virtue. And yet, weakness is where God’s strength is made perfect.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-03-21

Widow’s mite

A poor widow gives all her money to a corrupt institution that oppresses widows, and yet, Jesus commends her. What are we to make of that? Are we supposed to imitate her?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-03-14

A place to belong

A house becomes a home when we find in it a place to belong.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-03-07

Stories around the table

Jesus miraculously fed 5.000 with only five loaves and two fish. At another time, He fed 4.000. Sounds like the same story, but an important detail reveals Jesus’ compassion for all people, regardless of their differences.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-02-28

Shines and Saves

Jesus is not who people expect Him to be. He’s much more. Pastor Cody Cooper says Jesus surpasses all expectations as we see Him revealed on the Mount of Transfiguration.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-02-21

Do you see anything?

The power that is hidden in weakness, suffering, and humility—that’s not how the world defines power, but that is how God sees it, and it’s what we see in Christ, for us.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-02-14

Where a kid can be a kid

An impossible situation need not be a hopeless one. Dr. Michael Zeigler says the key is knowing who’s with you.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-02-07

Under the impression

Wherever Jesus went, He overturned and upended people’s first impressions. He still does that today

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-01-31

Why Jesus told parables

Effective communicators tell stories to make a point. Dr. Michael Zeigler shows how the parables of Jesus point us to Jesus.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-01-24

Lost in Wonder, Love, and Praise

Jesus said His mother, brothers, and sisters are those who hear and receive His Word. Could that be you?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-01-17

The backstory behind a Bible ‘contradiction’

Is the Bible full of contradictions? Dr. Michael Zeigler says there’s usually a backstory and if you’re open to hearing it you might encounter what the Bible is all about.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-01-10

Too much

Ever been around someone who couldn’t stand still for even a moment? Always bouncing around, taking people by surprise? That’s what it’s like; hearing the Gospel according to St. Mark, the biography of the Saviour Who is always on the move, for you.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2021-01-03

Welcome to the family

In a year that has made us feel like orphans, isolate and alone, separated from each other, Dr. Tony Cook brings a message of hope and encouragement to remind Christians that they are still part of God’s adopted family through faith in Christ.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-12-27

Experience God

Dr. Michael Zeigler says we will never fully grasp the idea of God but that doesn’t keep us from experiencing God’s love for us in Jesus Christ.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-12-20

The Prophet’s Paradox

A message of encouragement to face the facts while never losing faith in how the story ends.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-12-13

Seek my face

If you wanted to see the face of God, where would you look? Dr. Michael Zeigler says, seek God’s face where you hear God’s Word.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-12-06

Magnum Opus

If God were a band director, what part would you play in His great symphony? Dr. Michael Zeigler invites you to hear more about God’s “Magnum Opus.”

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-11-29

Politics in perspective

People living through times of political turmoil need perspective. Dr. Michael Zeigler finds it in the good news of a kingdom that will never pass away.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-11-22


Big problems call for faith in an even bigger God. Pastor Gerard Bolling tells how the God Who is bigger than our problems works through us to bring bigger blessings to the people around us.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-11-15

Tied into the same lifeline

Rock climbers know that gravity is unforgiving. Thankfully, God is not like gravity. Humble pie is on the menu at an ill-fated feast.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-11-08

Some people never change

Some people never change. Most people do, and with God, all people can. Dr. Michael Zeigler talks about God’s power to transform lives.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-11-01

No boasting, just belonging

The kingdom of God is not a game. The law teaches us how to love others as God first loved us. Our performance matters, but in God’s kingdom belonging comes before performance.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-10-25

What I am looking for

In every age, Christian martyrs bear witness to a kingdom that will never pass away, where “all the colours bleed into one.” Dr. Michael Zeigler asks, “What are you looking for?”

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-10-18

Unscaled heights of empathy

Jesus embodied God’s compassion for a weeping world to bring about an all-encompassing kingdom.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-10-11

Victory in defeat

Don’t listen to hecklers. Appeal to the manager. Stay in the game. Dr. Michael Zeigler begins a series of messages based on the book of Daniel.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-10-04

Room at the table

Open doors and loud tables are places where God does His quiet work of changing lives, one dinner invitation at a time.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-09-27

I stand at the door

What would happen if Jesus came over to your house for dinner and a little chat? He invites you to have a conversation with Him that speaks both confrontation and comfort.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-09-20

Fireplace spirituality

The pandemic has disrupted the way we work, the way we learn, and the way we worship. Old routines are on hold for now. Dr. Michael Zeigler says maybe this moment is an opportunity to learn again how God comes to us in His Word to light a fire within our...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-09-13

Jesus in the house

Jesus cares for households. Jesus knows that households often rise and fall together, and He doesn’t want anyone to fall. He wants to work through you, not just as an individual, but as a vibrant member of a spiritually vibrant home.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-09-06

Fear and Faith

So far, 2020 has been a year marked by fear—fear of disease, fear of violence, fear of uncertainty, fear of what the future may hold. And in the midst of it all, Jesus says, “Fear not, I am with you.” Are you living in fear—or living by faith?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-08-30

A wrong comparison

How do you compare to your next-door neighbour, your brother-in-law, or the person you were five years ago? Comparing ourselves against God’s requirements can prompt us to turn in repentant faith to Jesus, the Saviour beyond compare.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-08-23

Seeing is believing

To His doubting disciple, Jesus said, “You believe because you have seen Me. Blessed are those who haven’t seen--and yet believe.” The blessing of believing what has not yet been seen.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-08-16

Over the darkness, God hovers

If God has the whole world in His hands, why does it sometimes seem like He drops it?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-08-09

Christ’s Resurrection makes everything new

There is power in doing good works for the sake of others, but that kind of civic righteousness can’t compare with the perfect righteousness of God which covers us through faith in Jesus Christ.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-08-02

The Jesus protocol

What kind of doctor prescribes a treatment that will kill Him while saving the patient? Learn about the cure that kills and then makes alive in this message entitled “The Jesus Protocol”

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-07-26

Reflexive mercy

How do you react to the brokenness you see all around you? Learn how God gives His people the reflex to reflect His mercy in the world.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-07-19

Perfection welcomes failure

The best relationships are based, not on perfection, but on forgiveness. Dr. Michael Zeigler says perfection welcomes failure—and Jesus welcomes us.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-07-12


Are you living in the reality of life as it is right now, life as it will be, or somewhere in between? That’s the question Dr. Michael Zeigler asks in this message titled “Unhelmed”

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-07-05

Practice makes perfect

When we want something to be perfect, we practice it over and over until it becomes part of us. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus encourages His followers to practice being perfect, because God already sees them that way, through faith in Christ.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-06-28

Powered by touch

Jesus said His followers would be light for the world. Dr. Michael Zeigler reflects on the nature of that light and the power behind it.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-06-21

What you’re getting into

Many of us know what it’s like to try out for a team, for a role in a play, or first chair in the band. We might have been chosen first. We might have been chosen last. We might not have been chosen at all. We might have been cut. So, how does God...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-06-14

An undeserved salute

To be blessed is more than just having good luck. When God blesses, He delivers. Hear how God blesses the poor in spirit and makes them the salt of the earth.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-06-07

Jesus doesn’t babble

Christ’s Word of peace to those who have grown weary of words.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-05-31

Life after rescue

God saves people and then invites them to join Him in His mission to save others. And He gives instructions to help along the way. That’s the story the Bible tells and it illustrates the shape and order of the Christian life.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-05-24

Words matter

“Jesus will stop at nothing to get your attention, to get you, to grab hold of you. Even though He is the King of Kings and Heir of all creation, He came to serve you. Though He holds the keys of death and hell in His hand, He gave Himself to save...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-05-17

Stand a little taller

Dignity, humility, and life in the presence of God: “Imagine your father or your father-in-law comes to your work and you spend the whole day showing him all the important things that you do. And the first thing he says to you is, ‘This is no good....

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-05-10

Rescue. Test. Rest.

“God doesn’t have to figure out something about you that He doesn’t already know. He doesn’t have to figure out if He loves you or if He’s committed to you or if you’re worth it. God’s not testing you to figure something out about you He...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-05-03

The great pursuit

“Being pursued is a terrifying place to be. And, unfortunately, we all live there. But the good news is that we’re not the only ones being pursued. You and I have a Lord Who pursues the pursuer. We have a Saviour Who will not let the enemy of His...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-04-26

You haven’t lost me

Christians are not immune from relapses into sin and doubt. A Christian is at the same time both saint and sinner. Dr. Michael Zeigler tells how God loves us through our relapses.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-04-19

Whatever gets your attention gets you

“To believe is more than just acknowledging that Jesus is risen from the dead; it includes that, but there’s more. It’s about where you lay your fears, where you rest your concerns. It has to do with what gets your attention—with what gets you.”

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-04-12

There’s still time

Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, when Christians around the world remember the events leading up to the trial, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Dr. Michael Zeigler sets this within the context of the Exodus, the story of how...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-04-05

Labours of Love

The plagues described in the Book of Exodus show us what the wrath of God looks like. However, they also show the lengths to which God will go to save His people. These signs of God’s power are “labours of love” that seek to turn hardened hearts...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-03-29

They bloom later

A weed is a stubborn thing, pushing its way up through a crack in the sidewalk. The human heart is a stubborn thing, insisting on going its own way. Dr. Michael Zeigler says God is stubborn, too. He talks about the stubborn love of God that reaches out...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-03-22

Gracious confiscation

Confiscation is a bad word. No one likes having their “stuff” confiscated. But what if it’s God Who does the confiscating? Dr. Michael Zeigler says God may take away some blessings He once gave in order to give back even more. Hear about God’s...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-03-15

Upon further review

Dr. Michael Zeigler says forgiveness changes the way we experience real life, as God’s forgiving love cancels the continuous playback of our regrets.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-03-08

Singled out but not alone

Something needs to be done or said, and you find yourself called upon to do it. You might feel alone—but you’re not alone.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-03-01


Jesus knows our failures, fears, pain and loss. He knows—and He knows how to lift us up and bring us through

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-02-23

Happy families are all alike

Even in unhappy families, God is working to bring about good things. Dr. Dean Nadasdy says, “Where God is at work, treasured families can be restored.”

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-02-16

Break through the no-go zone

Sometimes, the difference between then and now, between what used to be and what is, comes in a single moment, a defining act. We call that a breakthrough. From living only for oneself to selfless giving of oneself, Dr. Michael Zeigler talks about the...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-02-09

Gold without glitter

Without the fire of the refiner’s forge, there can be no glittering gold. And so it is with us. You are more precious to God than gold. But, like gold, you and I need refining. Dr. Michael Zeigler tells how God refines through the crucible of...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-02-02

Call It a comeback

To rise, to fall, and rise again—everyone loves a good comeback story—but why? Maybe it’s because we are in one. Dr. Michael Zeigler says that’s the claim the Bible makes.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-01-26


We might forget names and faces, dates and places, but God remembers those who are His through faith in Christ. To God, they are unforgettable. Dr. Dean Nadasdy says, as we remember Jesus in faith, even more so does God remember us.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-01-19

People are treasure

Even at our lowest and worst, God wants to be with us—and, in Jesus, He is.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-01-12

Mercy in this Dojo

In the martial art called judo, the defender uses the force of the aggressor to defeat the aggressor. Dr. Michael Zeigler says that’s what God did at the cross of Jesus. He performed “spiritual judo.”

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2020-01-05


From the days of the prophet Jeremiah to our own, some things haven’t changed all that much. There’s still corruption, violence, injustice, tragedy, and suffering. That’s the bad news. However, “the Word of the Lord endures forever.” So does...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-12-29

Here to stay

So long as there is time, God won’t leave us alone—even if we say that’s what we want. The message of Christmas is that God has come to be with us and He’s here to stay. How do we know? Dr. Michael Zeigler says God has given us both direct and...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-12-22

Love is enough

God shows us a different kind of love. It’s love for the world that is not of this world, love that is focused outward, love that gives without requiring anything in return. Dr. Michael Zeigler talks about that love and how to put it into practice.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-12-15

God`s Yes

If we say that God’s purpose is simply to take our souls to heaven when we die, we might miss God’s bigger ‘yes’ … God’s ‘yes’ to putting bodies and souls back together again in the resurrection; God’s ‘yes’ to creation as He...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-12-08

Enough with the self-talk!

We are not always who we say we are. What you say to yourself about yourself may or may not be what’s true. Dr. Michael Zeigler says, “Enough with the self-talk!” Who does God say you are? You’ll find that you are worse than you thought, and yet,...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-12-01

Loved and sent: God is love

Love is not a transaction; it’s a gift from God to you.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-11-24

The dawn wall

Have you ever been asked to sacrifice what you love the most? Hear how God Himself made the costly sacrifice He wouldn’t let Abraham finish.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-11-17

For such a downer

How do you deal with something that spoils the mood and brings everyone down? Dr. Michael Zeigler talks about an apparent “downer” that God used to lift us up.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-11-10

Stranger danger

Human beings have a frightening capacity for both good and evil. The different ways we relate to strangers reveal the contradiction of being human. Dr. Michael Zeigler explores this human contradiction and how God resolves it.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-11-03

Walk with Me

The signs along a hiking trail help to keep us on the right path. Dr. Michael Zeigler says, for the Christian, baptism is a sign like that, to remind us of who we are and where we’re going

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-10-27

The lamp of the body

Dr. Michael Zeigler talks about seeing ourselves from God’s perspective and of being seen through the lens of Christ’s cross and resurrection.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-10-20

Faith unafraid

Pastor Ryan Tinetti explains what it means to “cut a covenant” and how God even keeps our part of the deal - because we couldn’t.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-10-13


How do we find security in an uncertain world? By gaining more knowledge? Or by somehow getting on God’s “good side?” No, Dr. Michael Zeigler says there’s a better way, the one that God has made for us, through the death and resurrection of...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-10-06

The story we needed

Dr. Michael Zeigler helps us to better understand how God felt when He did what had to be done, in the Flood and on the cross.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-09-29


An intervention brings help from the outside to someone who’s not yet quite ready to seek it on their own. Dr. Michael Zeigler says an intervention also describes how God works in our lives.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-09-22

The dream is alive

For all that’s good and beautiful in the world, it is still broken and suffering under a curse. Dr. Michael Zeigler tells what God has done, is doing, and will do to set things right again. Hear how the curse of God fell upon the Son of God—for you.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-09-15

Play your part

This week Dr. Michael Zeigler says we each have a part to play on God’s stage—with a script, without a try-out, with freedom and responsibility. How will you play your part?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-09-08

Begin again

The book of Genesis tells us that God made all things. But it won’t answer every question about when, how, and why God did it. That’s because Genesis is mostly about getting to know God.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-09-01

Does He know you?

A rule is more than a suggestion. Do God’s rules apply to you?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-08-25

An open mind for the future

How to have a closed mind that’s open to the future and the things of God.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-08-18

How to pray

Learn about prayer that flows from faith in Christ.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-08-11

Live life, travelling well

God’s Word guides us along life’s journey, where Christ is the Way and heaven our destination.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-08-04

You have no right to be angry

The world says don’t get mad, get even. Pastor David Haberstock says, don’t do either; leave it up to God.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-07-28

Relationship. Relationship. Relationship.

Learn how the core teachings of the Bible help to create and sustain our relationship with God and with others.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-07-21

Turning point

Baptism connects us to Jesus’ death and resurrection and marks a turning point in the life of a Christian.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-07-14

A time to talk

Learn how prayer becomes a conversation with the God Who is genuinely and eternally interested in us.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-07-07

What’s in a name?

Learn how the Apostles’ Creed expresses God’s identity and helps us get to know God better.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-06-30

What God loves and hates

The Ten Commandments are more than a list of do’s and don’ts. They help us get to know God better because they express His values—what He loves and what He hates.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-06-23

Getting to know Jesus—the big picture

What’s the difference between knowing someone and just knowing about them? Learn how relationship language helps us get to know God better.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-06-16

My Spirit makes my people

Can these dry bones live? Hear how God’s promise to the prophet Ezekiel is fulfilled in the resurrection of Christ.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-06-09


Unseen and yet present through His Word and Sacraments, Jesus has sent the Holy Spirit to be our Advocate and Guide. Hear about the work of the Spirit with Dr. Michael Zeigler.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-06-02

Sculptor Spirit

Who is the Holy Spirit and what does He do? The Holy Spirit’s number 1 mission is to make Jesus known. How He does that will vary from time to time, from place to place, and from one Christian to another. Dr. Michael Zeigler talks about the variety and...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-05-26

The good fisherman

Jesus once helped His disciples catch 153 fish. Pastor Ryan Tinetti reflects on this curious detail and what it says about Jesus’ work in your life.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-05-05

World turned upside down

Hear how Jesus converts death into life and doubt into faith.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-04-28

Cross in the garden

How valuable is a handful of mud? Hear how the muddy water of an Asian rice paddy teaches us about the flow of life and of God’s love for you, in Christ. Dr. Michael Zeigler says the God Who made the earth is also the God Who gets down into the mud...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-04-21

He loved them to the end

Dr. Michael Zeigler recounts the events of Good Friday as recorded in the Gospel according to St. John and his guests tell how faith in Christ brings us freedom from fear and creates unity among people from diverse backgrounds. In Christ, we receive a...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-04-14

The darkness has not overcome it

God is not the cause of the darkness. God is not the source of the darkness. The Adversary has brought darkness into God’s world. God is at work through the darkness. God is working like a double agent in the darkness to overthrow the darkness.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-04-07

Life worth living

What is the key to a life worth living? Dr. Michael Zeigler tells a story of perseverance despite persecution.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-03-31

Death doesn’t end the story

Is death the end of all that came before, the beginning of what comes next—or something altogether different? Hear Dr. Michael Zeigler’s message.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-03-24


God’s Law is like a perfect piece of music that only the composer’s Son could perform perfectly.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-03-17

Through another’s eyes

This week on The Lutheran Hour, a man who was born blind becomes the “visible stand-in” for the Saviour Who healed him.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-03-10

Is God everybody’s Father?

If God is the Heavenly Father, who are His children? This week Dr. Michael Zeigler says God wants to be everybody’s Father—through faith in the Son He sent to redeem us.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-03-03

Not by bread alone

God provides us with our daily bread, that is, everything we need from day to day. But there’s more to life than bread!

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-02-24

Enter His labour

Christians want to share their faith with others, but division, distance, and doctrinal disagreement often get in the way and derail those efforts. Hear how Jesus used a simple conversation to bring about conversion.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-02-17

Where Heaven meets Earth

Heaven is a space from which God rules and reigns over the whole Creation. And in Jesus, heaven has come to earth. Jesus is the place where heaven and earth overlap and intersect. So what does this mean for us? It means that the night is over and it’s...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-02-10

Slow solution

Some problems can be quickly resolved. Others require us to interact with people, take time to know them, get involved with them. The Gospel is the answer to the hidden problem that separates us from God and from each other.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-02-03

Surrender to start new

What do you need Jesus to restore for you? Where have you come up short? Know that Jesus has come to restore you—but not in your way, not in your time. In God’s way.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-01-27

My delight is in her

Faith does not exempt us from experiencing periods of loneliness and seasons of sadness. Dr. Tony Cook speaks for and to those who are living through what’s been called “the dark night of the soul.”

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-01-20

Reason to believe

The people who wrote the Bible had reason to believe Jesus is the Savior of the world. But why should you believe it?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-01-13

The Word turned toward

As you speak to others, do your words turn toward them, against them, or away from them? Hear how relationships are built through God’s Word to us and our words to each other.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2019-01-06

A long goodbye

Christ was born to save the world—but He was also born to save you.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-12-30

The King’s strength

Meet a king whose strength, bravery, and kindness inspires us to be braver, stronger and kinder.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-12-23

In anxious times - rejoice!

What is joy? Dr. Tony Cook says joy is more than an emotion; it’s a certainty based on the sacrificial work of Christ for you.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-12-16

Redeemer with a capital R

To redeem is to buy back, rescue, liberate, ransom. Hear how Jesus’ redemptive love empowers us to serve others, in His name.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-12-09

Reality therapy

Do you have doubts? Feel like you don’t belong? The Bible’s book of Ruth tells the story of two widows and a farmer who lived 3,000 years ago. It’s also the story of how God works through ordinary people to accomplish His purposes.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-12-02

Birth pains

Can old news still be good news? Dr. Michael Zeigler says yes, especially when it shows that Jesus is who He says He is.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-11-25

Once and for all

Hear our guest speaker, Dr. Tony Cook, with a message about sin, sacrifices, and seaweed.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-11-18

What is heaven?

If you’ve ever thought of heaven as a place, like a venue for a really big wedding reception, Dr. Michael Zeigler wants you to know it’s much more than that.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-11-11

The problem of Heaven

Heaven is often pictured as eternal, everlasting bliss and blessedness. So, what’s the problem with heaven? This week on The Lutheran Hour, Dr. Michael Zeigler says it’s not so much who gets in—but rather, will we like it?

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-11-04

Stranger than fiction

Do you feel like you are just a character in a bewildering story, at the mercy of an unreachable Author? This week on The Lutheran Hour, Dr. Michael Zeigler says your life is really a great work of non-fiction by an Author Who truly loves His creation.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-10-28

We preach Christ crucified

To a world of relentless change, the Church brings a message that causes some to laugh and others to stumble. However, it is the message that gives life and hope to those who receive it in faith.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-10-21

We will not fear

Fear is a fact of life, but faith in God harnesses fear and points it in the right direction.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-10-14

God created

“Life unworthy of life” was a slogan used to justify some of history’s worst atrocities. Rev. Perry Hart warns against our culture’s devaluation of life. He urges us to see ourselves and others as precious people, created by God and redeemed by...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-10-07

Cut off for us

Jesus talked about cutting off hands and plucking out eyes if they lead us into sin. Radical surgery, for sure. But something even more radical was needed to redeem us from sin. Dr. Lawrence Rast tells how Jesus allowed Himself to be cut off—for us.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-09-30

Come, Lord Jesus

Animals don’t pray before they eat—but we can. Learn how the simple words of a common table prayer remind us of God’s good gifts and the spiritual dimension of everyday life as we present a classic message from Dr. Dale Meyer.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-09-23

The mystery of God

“The hiddenness of God, which is undeniable, becomes the openness of God when you see His Son, Jesus Christ. That is why we keep proclaiming Jesus Christ to people all over the world.” A classic message from Dr. Oswald Hoffmann.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-09-16

The changeless Christ for a changing world

Another classic message from the archives featuring the program’s founder and first speaker Dr. Walter Maier in a sermon first broadcast in 1937.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-09-09

Eager to preach the Good News

“The Good News is really good; good enough to believe, good enough to trust … Salvation is by faith in Christ, by faith from beginning to end … All of it is good news, and all of it is in Christ” A classic message from Dr. Oswald Hoffmann.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-09-02

What is best?

“We’re not open-minded when it comes to medicine. We believe there is a right prescription and a wrong one. Why should it be different when it comes to salvation?” Pastor Ken Klaus, on discerning what is best.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-08-26

In Your light we see light

“Christian meditation is different than other kinds of meditation. Christian meditation is different because it is focused outward, focused on God Who meets and leads us through Jesus Christ.” Dr. Dale Meyer and the words of Psalm 36, in the light of...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-08-19


The people had seen or heard about Jesus’ miracles. They wanted Him to be their “Bread King” and provide for their every need. But Jesus refuses to be so confined, either by their expectations—or ours. In other words, Jesus refuses to be...

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-08-12

And the pursuit of happiness

In our pursuit of happiness, we often turn inward instead of seeking happiness in serving others.

  • Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler
  • 2018-08-05

It`s not a cruise ship

If the Christian Church were a boat, what kind of boat would it be? A battleship? A cruise liner? Noah’s Ark? This week on The Lutheran Hour, guest speaker Pastor Timothy Teuscher tells how the Savior Who stilled the storm with His word gets into the...